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Patrick Gee (He/Him/His)

State: Virginia

Chronic Conditions: Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Neuropathy, Hypertension

I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension in 2003. Ten years later, I found out that I was Stage 3b CKD. Started PD on 12/2013. Received a kidney transplant on 04/21/17. After four surgeries (transplant, blood clot, hemorrhaging, laparoscopic peritoneum window), 33 days hospitalized, my kidney began to work on the 47th day.

As a person with multiple chronic illnesses, I want to ensure that I fight not only to be treated as a decent human being but that all human beings receive the right to access care, equitable treatment, and quality of life. I want to represent the voice of the voiceless and the face of the faceless in the fight against kidney disease and the comorbid conditions connected to them.